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Summer on the Water

Canadian National Train Bridge- Train Bridge Building Green Bay

Numerous people do not know that Green Bay has lighthouses or that it has lighthouse ruins. See all the photos I took this summer on the water.

We spend a lot of our free time in summer on the water.

Hagemeister Park and Green Bay Boardwalk - If you have never been down the Fox River by boat it would certainly appeal to your senses. There is so much to see along the rivers edge. Bridges, buildings, tugboats and places to dine and have a drink. Pictured is Hagemeister Park. Hagemeister as the locals call it has indoor and outdoor dining. It is one of a few locations to dock and dine. The Green Bay, WI boardwalk area has free places to tie off and explore the establishments.

 

Green Bay, Wisconsin city boardwalk as seen from the Fox River.

Grassy Island Lighthouse Range - Green Bay, Wisconsin; relocated next to the Green Bay Yacht Club grounds.

There are numerous people that do not know that Green Bay has lighthouses.  Pictured above is the Grassy Island Lighthouse Range.  Green Bay also has lighthouse ruins and a large lighthouse in 25 feet of water at the harbor entrance. as well.

 

The Leo Frigo Bridge is 203 feet high and 1.51 miles long. The Bridge is located on The FOx River in Green Bay, WI

Under the Leo Frigo bridge. He is extremely tall.

This is the second of two train bridges that will rotate across the Fox River in Green Bay to allow trains to cross the river. This bridge over the Fox River is owned and operated by The Canadian National Railway. The bridge is unattended and closed by a swing shift by the train operator when required for train crossing.

 

The first train bridge you encounter after the Leo Frigo Bridge.  The train bridge rotates to close across the Fox River when a train needs to cross.  Still fully functional.

 

The second train bridge in the middle of the Fox River, Green Bay - Wisconsin.

The second train bridge in the middle of the Fox River, Green Bay – Wisconsin.

The command center that operated opening and closing the bridge. Now it is done by remote. I'd love to know how the person who ran that the controls before remote opening and closing would get to work each day.

 

 

The command center that operated opening and closing the bridge.  Now it is done by remote.  I’d love to know how the person who ran that the controls before remote opening and closing would get to work each day.

Short Video of a Boat Ride Down the Fox River

I shot a few video clips and put them together to bring you along for a boat ride down the Fox River in Green Bay.

You will get to see the 4 bridges along the Fox, the Grassy Island Lighthouse Range and the DePere Dam along the journey.

 

My video and editing skills need improvement. As the saying goes, the more you do, the more you improve.

 

Proof the Train Bridge Really Does Open

I heard that the swing train bridge in Green Bay that sits in the middle of the Fox River works. Although, I had never seen it in action.

Green Bay Train Bridge

On Wednesday and Sunday nights we head down the river to support a local business and grab some grub.

AND THIS HAPPENED!

FINALLY! After years of rumors – I had my chance to witness one in action for myself.

 

Thank you for continued support watching my videos and reading about my summer on the water.

 

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